Guided Tours at Art Omi

While self-guided and audio tours are how the majority of visitors experience Art Omi Sculpture & Architecture Park, those seeking a deeper understanding may inquire about booking a docent led tour.

Art Omi provides guided tours to adults, school and educational groups, non-profit groups, and business or tourism groups, and is able to customize a tour to suit your particular interests. Guided tours can be scheduled any time of year, and on both weekends and weekdays.

Please note that requests for guided tours must be received at least two weeks in advance of tour date; Art Omi does not guarantee that tours can be arranged at any given time, and so we recommend providing as much advance notice as possible so that we can best accommodate your group.

Click here to request a guided tour for an Adult Group.

Click here to request a guided tour for a School or Educational Group.


Self-Guided Tour

The vast majority of our visitors experience Art Omi through a self-guided tour. Art Omi provides information and resources which enable visitors to have an edifying experience of the park without the aid of a tour guide. Art Omi Sculpture & Architecture Park is open daily from dawn until dusk, and events and the grounds are open to visitors free of charge. Please refrain from touching or climbing sculpture or pavilions; such behavior can harm the artwork, and the person climbing it.

  • The Park Map indicates the location, title, and artist of all current exhibitions. These are available at the Benenson Center 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily.
  • The Explore Map highlights sculptures and installations that may be safely interacted with. The Explore Map is particularly useful for people visiting the park with children.
  • Informational signage provides information about each exhibition in the park.
  • An audio tour of the park is available through the app GeoTourist. Due to spotty cell reception in the park, we recommend installing the app and downloading the tour before you come to Art Omi, or when you arrive at the Benenson Center (where a guest wi-fi network is available). Click here to download the audio tour.
  • Art Omi’s knowledgeable visitors services associates and docents will provide park information and recommendations based on your particular interests and time available to explore.
  • In order to visit all current exhibitions at a leisurely pace, we recommend allocating two hours.


Introduction to Art Omi Tour

Whether you're a first-time or frequent visitor to Art Omi, you are welcome to join an Introduction to Art Omi tour. Held on the third Saturday of every month, these tours provide insights and information about the artworks and architectural pavilions in the Sculpture & Architecture Park, as well as information about Art Omi's various programs. The tours are free, but pre-registration is required.

Click here to register for the next Introduction to Art Omi tour.


Guided Tours for Adult Groups

Gain deeper insight into The Sculpture & Architecture Park with a knowledgeable docent or curator. Tours will be customized to highlight your group’s particular areas of interest. Tours aim to engage participants in active viewing experiences, while providing insights about the artists and their processes.

Docent-led tours are available for $10 per participant; a curator-led tour is available for $20 per person. Tours may have 2 - 18 participants; tours for larger groups may be arranged, but require additional staff.

To request a guided tour for an adult group, please complete this form.


Guided Tours for Schools & Educational Groups

School and educational visits are available year-round and are designed to serve people of all ages, grade levels, and abilities. Art Omi: Education staff will work directly with educational groups to customize a tour focused on topics and themes relevant to the group. Our knowledgeable staff will craft a program that incorporates grade-level standards, while providing a tailored experience that is appropriate and fulfilling for the students. Below fees do not include the cost of transportation. Need a grant? Art Omi can act as a community partner or collaborating organization in order to help secure funding for your visit.

To request a guided tour for a school or educational group, please complete this form.

Self-Guided School or Educational Group Tour

  • Free.
  • No maximum group size.
  • Can be any length.
  • Groups gather and receive an orientation and maps at the Benenson Center, and then explore the park on their own. Please see Self-Guided Tours above for more information about resources to inform your tour.

Interactive Tour for School or Educational Groups

  • $5/Student + $30 Guide Fee per 25 students.
  • Up to 5 adult teachers and chaperones free per group of 25
  • Minimum of 6 students; maximum of 50 students.
  • 1.5 hours
    Students tour the Sculpture & Architecture Park in two groups, stopping at several works along the way. Students are encouraged to interact with the sculptures through movement and the five senses. Dialogues and activities include topics such as: scale, balance, geometry, poetry, color, composition, repetition, abstraction, environment, landscape, and elements of art.

Interactive Tour & Art Activity Tour for School or Educational Groups

  • $10/Student + $30 Guide Fee per 25 students
  • Up to 5 adult teachers and chaperones free per group of 25
  • Minimum of 6 students; maximum of 50 students.
  • 2 hours
    Students tour the park in two groups, stopping at several works along the way. Students are encouraged to interact with the sculptures through movement and the five senses. Dialogues and activities include topics such as scale, balance, geometry, poetry, color, composition, repetition, abstraction, landscape, and elements of art. Following, students participate in a hands-on sculpture project. Time is also allotted for a discussion about Green Architecture and the construction of the LEED Certified Charles B. Benenson Visitors Center, and viewing of the current gallery exhibit. Please note that this option is currently only available September - May.

Questions? Send tour-related inquiries to Kelsey Sloane, Curatorial Assistant, at ksloane@artomi.org, or call (518) 392-4747.

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